Unlocking communities' shared economic power to grow sustainability and expand prosperity on the local level.

About Us

Groundswell’s mission is to unlock communities' shared economic power to grow sustainability and expand prosperity on the local level.

This video was created in collaboration with Clinton Global Initiative America. Thank you to all of our partners who have made our programs possible.

Our Vision

Groundswell ensures that clean energy projects truly benefit communities

The clean energy economy holds promise in combating both economic inequality and environmental decline. But people need the tools and knowledge to build this new marketplace in a way that ensures local neighborhoods are lifted up in the process.

Making progress on deep-rooted challenges like poverty and environmental degradation can feel daunting. Too often, people see no opportunity to impact their own communities in a meaningful way, making change seem out of reach.

Groundswell unlocks a more just and clean economy by helping communities to leverage their shared purchasing power to transform markets from the bottom up.

Through this framework, neighborhood groups and membership organizations can jumpstart local clean energy sectors, while saving money and reinvesting in their communities.

Using a partnerships-driven approach, we organize institutions and individuals to complete sustainability projects together, helping participants to save money while generating social benefits across their communities. Learn more about Our Model.

Our Impact

Our projects achieve three key impacts on the local level: new economic opportunity, enhanced sustainability and increased capacity for social impact infrastructure. 

Our work in the clean energy sector has produced valuable insights. This knowledge allows us to build the broader field of collective economics toward social impact, through support to leaders, sharing of best practices and facilitating peer-to-peer exchanges.

To learn more about this growing movement, visit Groundswell’s Civic Consumption hub.

Download Groundswell's Brochure

Read more about our mission, our impacts and our partners in the brochure pdf .


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